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PETROLIA- An upgrade to internet speeds and infrastructure could be coming to Petrolia.

The California Public Utilities Commission is asking for public comment on a draft resolution approving a more than $200,000 grant for the Petrolia Project. If approved, the project would upgrade three microwave towers, solar panels and other equipment to allow faster and better connections.

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ARCATA- The Arcata Chamber of Commerce will see a shift in leadership starting January 1. On Thursday Executive Director Sandy Scott announced she is resigning from her position, effective December 31.

Scott doubles as executive director and the California Welcome Center manager. The chamber board says over the last three years as director Scott has re-energized the organization,...

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- Highway 101 near the Humboldt-Mendocino line was down to one lane of traffic Thursday morning after a semi-truck carrying Kmart merchandise overturned.

It happened around 5 a.m. just south of Richardson Grove. For unknown reasons the driver, Francisco Bolanos, 36, of Los Angeles lost control of the dart transit semi-truck, overturning in the middle of the highway and...

CLAM BEACH- A 74-year-old man from Eureka was found dead on the shore of Clam Beach on Thursday after reportedly spending the morning clamming.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received the report just after 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, about half of a mile south of the Clam Beach Campground. The Humboldt County Coroner's Office confirms Alan Arthur Blomquist is the victim.  People at...

EUREKA - Juan Joseph Ferrer was found guilty last month of killing Douglas Anderson-Jordet in Arcata, November 2013. This week he received his sentence.

Ferrer will serve 12 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter with a special allegation of using a deadly and dangerous weapon.

Ferrer's 50-year-old victim was fatally stabbed in the heart after an argument that escalated too...

EUREKA- Some local veterans are working to make the first Humboldt Bay Marathon even more memorable for the winners.

The Blue Ox Veterans Program is a partnership with College of the Redwoods that was created about a year ago. For one of their summer projects, the veterans are crafting dozens of medals for the winners in the Humboldt Bay Marathon this August. The veterans are making ...

EUREKA- Local public health officials are weighing after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave food
manufacturers three years to stop using trans fats.

Trans fats first appeared in the U.S. during the mid 20th century when food manufacturers began adding hydrogen to their liquid oil to increase the shelf life of foods. However, health officials say transfat increases the...

From the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:

Environmental Health officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) are issuing an early warning this year to recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with algae.

Historically, algae warnings come out between late July and early August, but the low flows...